‘Vampire Diaries’ Season 5 Spoilers: Will Tyler Lockwood Die In Finale ‘Home’?

The Travelers will resort to violence in the Season 5 finale of "The Vampire Diaries." Will Tyler Lockwood survive or be killed? CW

“Vampire Diaries” Season 5 finale “Home” is set to have a ton of shocking twists, turns and unfortunately death. The synopsis for the Season 5 finale teases, “Sheriff Forbes is horrified when Markos uses violence against Tyler/Julian to prove that Mystic Falls is now under the control of the Travelers.” Everybody’s favorite Mystic Falls werewolf, Tyler, has been banished from his own body by Julian. Julian is the traveler responsible for the death of Stefan, who is still on the collapsing other side, waiting for a miraculous “Vampire Diaries” spell to bring him back to life. But the Travelers have betrayed Julian as they continue their invasion and reign of Mystic Falls, which makes our fears for Tyler Lockwood even more possible!

Tyler has served as both a main character and a minor character in the five seasons of “Vampire Diaries” so it wouldn’t be overly shocking for him to be one of the three permanent deaths. In episode 21, “The Promised Land” Caroline was devastated after Julian killed Stefan and stayed in Tyler’s body, leaving her with little hope that her long lost love would get his body back from the now-deranged Passenger. Considering all this in addition to the ominous synopsis for “Home,” it seems plausible that Markos will kill Julian, and thus in turn Tyler, for betraying the cave location of the Travelers’ bodies. This violent and ruthless murder would also assert his newfound authority to Sheriff Forbes.

So if Tyler really does die, could it actually be possible that his death will be permanent? With the collapsing other side, “Vampire Diaries” has insisted that the three deaths that occur in the season finale will be for real. Stefan can’t die; well he can’t stay dead, not with the Elena, Stefan, Damon love triangle still alive and well. But can Tyler be brought back from the Other Side if he dies? Well, it certainly seems like Caroline is hoping so, in “The Promised Land” she asked Bonnie to include her former flame on the ever growing list of people she has to bring back. Despite Bonnie’s current inability to bring anyone back to life, we are thinking the former witch may display some seriously unknown anchor powers. Even Damon believes in Bonnie’s untapped abilities, he “pushing Bonnie harder than ever to find a way to stop the disintegration of the Other Side” in the season finale.

Even though Tyler Lockwood’s death makes us almost tear up, he would be a likely possibility to be killed off. Following his romance with Caroline, Tyler’s storyline on “Vampire Diaries” has not had any serious direction. He had a brief hiatus on “The Originals” only to have Klaus send him back to Mystic Falls with his tail between his legs.  While I am a personal fan of “Forwood,” it doesn't look good for Tyler! What do you think, will Tyler die or will he take back control of his body? Comment below and let us know!


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Donovan Longo, staff reporter, joined the Latin Times team in February 2013 and has quickly become our resident pop culture expert. As a native New Yorker and Fordham University alumni, Donovan has always had her finger on the cultural pulse and is here to get you in the know.  As a follower of Donovan’s writing you will undoubtedly win a game of thrones, survive a zombie apocalypse, fall in love with a vampire and outsmart the CIA.